Food & Wine

10 Reasons why you just have to #GoToReunion… and why I so have to go back!

10 Reasons why you just have to #GoToReunion… and why I so have to go back!

Whether you refer to this magical place as Ile Bourbon, Ile de la Reunion or even La Petite France as it is sometimes referred to as, you will fall in love with its volcanic landscapes and clear blue lagoons, the wild adventures, colourful cuisine and the wonderful Creole people that call this island home. If […]

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Experiencing wonderful #ElginMagic

Experiencing wonderful #ElginMagic

The Elgin Valley, located in the picturesque Overberg region, is an easy drive from the city centre via Sir Lowry’s Pass, making it ideal for a day trip or weekend away. We spent the weekend at the wonderful Wildekrans Country House, a historic homestead situated in the village of Houw Hoek that dates back to 1811. Our room, furnished with antiques […]

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Mount Camdeboo, in the glorious Great Karoo

Mount Camdeboo, in the glorious Great Karoo

When on a road trip it’s almost inevitable that there be a curve ball of some kind… and this trip was no different! But thankfully we carried on towards Graaf Reinet and the Great Karoo for our first stop, the MOUNT CAMDEBOO PRIVATE GAME RESERVE. Being later than expected, we were both surprised and delighted at the concerned phone call we […]

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Dining in the Arabian desert

Dining in the Arabian desert

No visit to Dubai would be complete without spending some time in the desert. We had the privilege of experiencing the desert with Platinum Heritage, a safari company committed to responsible tourism and operating with an ethos of conservation, environmental awareness and community upliftment.  This desert safari was unlike most others… no convoys of vehicles, […]

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Lunch at the quirky XVA Café in Dubai’s historic Al Fahidi district

Lunch at the quirky XVA Café in Dubai’s historic Al Fahidi district

Hidden within the narrow streets of the historic Al Fahidi district is the wonderfully quirky XVA Gallery Art Hotel & Café.  We just happened upon this gem while wandering the alleyways – little did we know that Condé Nast Traveler had featured XVA as the no.1 place “not to miss in Dubai”! Neither did we […]

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Dubai – ancient and modern

Dubai – ancient and modern

I use the term ancient rather loosely, as Dubai was only founded around the 1800s – it was once however a region inhabited by Bedouins who made a living fishing, searching for pearls and herding sheep and goats. Where ancient dhows transported livestock and merchandise across the creek, where camels were used as transport and […]

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Healthy, organic and green… that’s the way you get your cuisine at Prana Lodge Private Beach Estate and Spa

Filed in Food & Wine by on March 25, 2014
Healthy, organic and green… that’s the way you get your cuisine at Prana Lodge Private Beach Estate and Spa

It’s what people are talking about, shopping for and, of course, growing – organic produce is the way to go and although it’s trendy, it’s by no means a fad; it’s a lifestyle. As health and well being are the essence at Prana Lodge Private Beach Estate and Spa, this five-star Wild Coast haven has […]

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Taste of Durban – an alfresco gourmet food celebration

Filed in Food & Wine, Social Events by on July 30, 2013
Taste of Durban – an alfresco gourmet food celebration

Launched in 2004, at The Taste of London, Taste Festivals are a global phenomenon of unique events, at which the host city’s most acclaimed restaurants and chefs gather to present their signature dishes to visitors – an unforgettable experience of ‘foodie heaven’.  The key difference between Taste and other food festivals, is that the experience, […]

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Durban’s finest

Filed in Food & Wine, KwaZulu-Natal by on July 19, 2013
Durban’s finest

Curry was introduced to the colony of Natal over 150 years ago by indentured sugarcane labourers, who brought with them the aromatic foods of India. In fact, the word curry stems from the Tamil word ‘kari’ which means ‘sauce’. The unique flavours of Indian cooking, which were embraced by British settlers and the Zulus, have […]

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Granny Mouse, a glorious place to unwind…

Granny Mouse, a glorious place to unwind…

It was a glorious autumn morning, a chill filled the air and all around the plane trees were shedding their leaves. Our welcome was warm and our new suite absolutely superb. It didn’t take long for us to forget the hectic work schedules we’d left behind. My husband and I had been invited up for […]

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